Angela Moses: MS Graduate of DePaul Chemistry

Our very own Dr. Kyle Grice had the opportunity to chat with recent MS graduate, Angela Moses. Read more to discover what Moses is most passionate about in the chemistry world and what she hopes to do now that she’s graduated.


Angela Moses1) What attracted you to the Master’s program at DePaul?

I was really attracted to the master’s program here at DePaul because for one, as an undergraduate here at DePaul, I knew all of the professors and could get more information regarding whatever my interest was given that I knew everyone. It was very familiar, which I really liked that aspect of it. I got into the 5-year BS/MS program that made this even more appealing to me as it would only really take me another year to complete a master’s degree in chemistry, which was something I really wanted to do in the first place.
2) Where did you complete your BS and what area of chemistry did you focus on? Did you work at a job before coming to DePaul?

I received my BS degree here at DePaul University with a concentration in Analytical/Physical Chemistry. During undergrad, I worked in the chemistry department as a lab prepper, as a course assistant, as well as a teaching assistant. I also conducted research with Dr. Kozak (focused on theory) and with Dr. Parra (computational). During the last two years of my undergrad career, I also worked as a supplemental instruction leader and then became a supplemental instruction leader mentor during my senior year. I enjoyed all of my jobs here at DePaul!

3) What area of chemistry is currently most interesting to you and why?

Before I took the advanced inorganic course, I would have said anything physical or analytical. I say that because I love math, and both these concentrations revolve around math. Analytical chemistry is a passion because it was super hard/challenging because here, everything is taken into account, as it should be. And it just made much more sense as the course went on. Physical chemistry is very different from anything that I have done, and I love it. It’s super hard but that’s where the fun begins for me. I loved quantum mechanics and kinetics because kinetics brought everything together and made everything make much more sense.

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Study Abroad Short Course in Spain, 2017

We hope everyone is as excited about the research lab open house coming up on Thursday as we are! Speaking of research, Dr. Grice from our department and Dr. Bystriansky from Biology are running a research-intensive Study Abroad short-course program designed for science students in the Summer of 2017. The program involves taking classes in SQ2017 that amount to 8 credits, and preparing for a research trip to Spain in the summer. The trip itself is in the summer for 2 weeks, from July 6 to July 23  in Cadiz, Spain. We’ve attached an announcement flier here, and you can learn more by contacting Dr. Grice or Dr. Bystriansky or by going to one of the info sessions they will be holding.  cadiz-flier-draft-1

Research Lab Open House Next Week

We will have a research lab open house next Thursday (Jan 12th) from 11am to 1pm.

We have 14 research-active chemistry faculty here at Lincoln Park, and their research labs are on the 3rd floor of McGowan South, as well as one lab on the 4th floor of McGowan South.

The research lab open house is a great opportunity to come and see what faculty do for research and also find out how to get involved in research in the chemistry department!

See you on Thursday!


Welcome to 2017!

Welcome to 2017!

A new quarter starts today and we are looking forward to all of the great chemistry it will bring.

A quick hold-the-date announcement: We will have a chemistry department research lab open house on January 11th from 11am to 1pm. More info will be posted later this week! This is a great chance to go around and see what research is being done in the department. Keep your eyes open!

Also, students, remember that the 8th is the last day to add classes and the 15th is the last day to drop a class without a W. Be sure to talk to your academic advisers when adding or dropping classes.

-The Department of Chemistry